8 ingredients for making homemade scrub for face

Homemade Scrub For Face – 8 Ingredients That Your Skin Will Love!

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Who doesn’t want to shine? None! Every one of us wants healthy and radiant skin. We are ready to go to any extent to achieve it. Homemade scrub for face must be a part of your skincare regime for picture-perfect and flawless skin. But, we often put the basics aside and dig deep for solutions that are right in front of us. Do you want to know what I’m talking about? Read on…

It’s crucial to take care of skin externally, but primarily healthy skin comes from within. 

So, here are a few things you need to do first, to achieve good skin:

  • Reduce stress
  • Have nutritious foods
  • Exercise 
  • Get enough sleep
  • Protect the skin from sun
  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep your phones and pillow covers clean
  • Embrace your beauty

Now that you have learned about the basics let’s talk about what you can do externally for vibrant skin. 

If you ask me what you can do to boost your skincare game, I would say “scrubbing.”  

Yes! Exfoliating transforms your skin for the better. You should consider making it a part of your weekly skincare routine. Do you think I’m exaggerating? See the benefits yourself,  and you will agree with me.

Benefits of Scrubbing

  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Prevents ingrown hair
  • Unclogs skin pores
  • Makes your skin soft
  • Removes excess oil, dirt, and sweat
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Improves skin texture

Now, you know why scrubbing is a gamechanger! 

There are plenty of products available in the market, but nothing matches the freshness of natural products. So, if you are like me, who loves the vibe of having natural ingredients on your face, homemade scrub for face is your thing, girl!

Homemade Face Scrub For Glowing Skin

Learn some homemade tips for a glowing skin
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“I don’t want glowing skin,” said no woman ever. After all, it’s our birthright to dream of vibrant skin. But what exactly do you mean when you say “glowing.” 

“Glowing skin is a skin that is moist and soft-not dull or flaky,”

Dr. Tina Funt.

Now, let’s see a few homemade scrubs for face that can make your skin glow.

1. DIY Coffee Face Scrub

Coffee is a great scrub
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Coffee…I love coffee! Do you love it too? The benefits of coffee are not just limited to it as a beverage. Coffee is also an essential ingredient in skincare. The caffeine content in the coffee helps get rid of puffy eyes, reduces cellulite and dark circles. The antioxidants and chlorogenic acids in the coffee fight acne.

How to make a coffee face scrub?

  • Take 2 tablespoons of coffee and sugar
  • Take 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil/olive oil
  • Mix it well

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the mixture on your face and scrub it gently for 3-4 minutes
  • Take a wet towel and remove it from the face
  • Wash your face with water

 2. DIY Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub

Use lemon juice for your face scrub
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Lemon is rich in vitamin C. It lightens the skin, evens the skin tone, and also tightens the open pores. Antibacterial and antiseptic abilities of honey help the skin maintain moisture and remove dirt. The granules in the sugar cleanse the skin. 1 tablespoon of honey and sugar can be the best homemade scrub for blackheads. The combination of the 3 ingredients can boost the overall wellness of your skin.

How to make a honey lemon sugar scrub?

  • Take half the juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl, and stir vigorously
  • Add ½ cup of sugar granules to the bowl and mix everything well

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the mixture on your face and massage in circular motions
  • Avoid under eyes
  • Let the scrub sit on for 7-10 mins and wash it off with cold water

Homemade Face Scrub For Acne

Get rid of acne through homemade scrubs
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Acne is everywhere! You must have tried numerous ways to treat acne and failed.

Treating acne can be tough but not impossible. If you have acne-prone skin, you must exfoliate to prevent breakouts. Get into the kitchen, grab the ingredients and give these homemade scrubs a shot.

3. DIY Honey and Cinnamon Scrub

Honey & cinnamon scrub can do wonders
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Cinnamon has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties that help reduce blemishes. Cinnamon is indeed a perfect solution for acne-free skin.

How to make honey and cinnamon scrub

  • Take 3 tablespoons of organic honey and 1table tablespoon of freshly ground cinnamon powder
  • Mix it to make a fine paste

How to use the scrub

  • Apply the paste on your face and massage gently in circular motions for 6-7 minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water
  • After a few hours, wash your face with a cleanser and moisturise

4. DIY Oats and Honey Scrub

Mix oats with honey for your face scrub
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Oats contain saponins, which makes them a natural cleanser. Oats remove the excess oil and remove dead skin cells. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds of oats soothe itchy and irritated skin.

How to make oats and honey scrub?

  • Take 2 teaspoons of oats powder, ½ teaspoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of curd or yogurt into a bowl
  • Mix it well to form a fine paste

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the paste on your face and scrub it for 5 minutes
  • Once you are one with scrubbing, let that sit on your face for 15 more minutes
  • Wash it off with normal water

Homemade Scrub For Oily Skin

Too much production of sebum results in oily skin. Managing oily skin is challenging. Still, you can make your skin better with less effort using these homemade face scrubs.

5. DIY Cucumber Scrub

Use cucumber scrub for a soothing effect
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Cucumber is a healthy snack, but it has also gained a reputation as an excellent ingredient to treat and nourish your skin. Cucumber has astringent properties that help to shrink the pores and reduce oil secretion.

How to make cucumber scrub?

  • Take a small cucumber, peel it and grate it

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the grated cucumber to your face
  • Massage in circular motions for 2-3 minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water

6. DIY Green Tea Scrub

Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants
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Green tea is known for its health benefits. But do you know green tea can be good for your skin? Especially as an excellent Homemade scrub for face! Yes! Polyphenols present in green tea reduce oil secretion and inflammation.

How to make green tea scrub?

  • Take 2 bags of green tea and steep it in hot water
  • Once the water becomes cool, take 2 tablespoons of that decoction
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of lemon to the decoction

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the scrub on your face with a cotton pad
  • Scrub for 3-4 minutes
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water and then with cold water

Homemade Face Scrub For Sensitive Skin

Just one new product on your skin, and yeah! The damage is done. Choosing a scrub for sensitive skin can be hard. To make it easier for you, we introduce you to two scrubs that treat your skin.

7. DIY Banana and Oatmeal Scrub

Banana  oatmeal scrub always works
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Potassium in bananas helps the skin in maintaining moisture that makes the skin soft. Moreover, vitamin A in bananas smoothens the ageing skin, fades the dark spots and acne scars.

How to d make banana and oatmeal scrub?

  • Mash a banana, take 1 teaspoon of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Mix it well and make a thick paste

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the paste on your face and massage gently for a few minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water

Homemade Face Scrub For Dry Skin

You might think exfoliating dry skin can lead to more dryness. But, you have to exfoliate to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. So, we chose the moisturising homemade scrub for face to keep your skin safe.

8. DIY Almond and Milk Paste Scrub

Almonds & milk make excellent scrub
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Almonds, which are the best source of vitamin E, can do wonders for your dry skin. This has been used for centuries to treat dry skin. Lactic acid present in the milk cream brightens your skin and increases skin elasticity.

How to make almond and milk cream scrub?

  • Take 10-15 almonds and soak them in water for 10 minutes
  • Peel them off and let them dry
  • Grind the almonds to make a coarse powder. The powder can be put in an airtight container and stored in the fridge
  • Take 1 teaspoon of almond powder and 1 teaspoon of milk cream
  • Mix the ingredients to make a thick paste

How to use the scrub?

  • Apply the mixture on your face and massage gently for 3-4 minutes
  • Leave it on your face for 5-10 minutes
  • Wash it off with cold water

Things to Keep in Mind while Scrubbing

  • Choose the right scrub according to your skin type
  • Always apply the scrub on a clean face
  • Massage gently in circular motions
  • Moisturize your face after exfoliation
  • Don’t overdo it; not more than twice a week

Go and check around the kitchen to see what ingredients are available. Grab them, identify your skin type and get the game started!

Try them out and comment down to let us know which homemade scrub for face did wonders for you!

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Alakananda Bhattacharya
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11 months ago

Very well written and very informative. And the best part is most of the ingredients are easily available in our kitchens. I’m definitely going to try some of them out! Thank you for sharing